Plea Deal Reached in Counihan Case

The former Executive Director of the Door County Humane Society entered no contest pleas in Door County Circuit Court Thursday afternoon at a hearing on multiple charges of theft from a business setting and identity theft related to the use of a credit card. All five charges, part of a dozen counts, were reduced to misdemeanors. Forty year old Carrie Counihan of Sturgeon Bay was … Continue reading

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Street Crack Sealing Begins Friday in Sturgeon Bay

Two dozen streets in Sturgeon Bay will be impacted by the city’s crack sealing program which starts Friday and is expected to be completed by the end of next week. However, dry conditions are needed for proper installation of the crack sealant. Asphalt Seal and Repair of Green Bay has been awarded the contract. The firm has indicated that, for the most part, all affected … Continue reading

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Business Incubator Gives Entrepreneurs a Place to Start

When entrepreneurs in Door County are looking for a place to start and grow a business, they often look to the Door County Business Development Center in Sturgeon Bay. Commonly referred to as the “business incubator,” the facility at the offices of the Door County Economic Development Corporation helps reduce business startup overhead costs by offering affordable rents and free or low cost access to … Continue reading

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Rustic Road Designated on Washington Island

For many years Door County has had four Rustic Roads, as designated by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The fifth such scenic route in the county, Rustic Road 119, has been designated for Washington Island. As such, it is the only Rustic Road on an island. This 27-mile route is comprised of segments of County W and 14 town roads that hug the shoreline as … Continue reading

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Anti-Hotel Group Files for Summary Judgement in Door County Circuit Court

A group suing the City of Sturgeon Bay over a proposed hotel on the city’s west side waterfront has filed a brief in Door County Circuit Court asking for a summary judgment on the matter. The “Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront” says the summary judgment format allows a judge alone to decide the dispute, rather than engaging in a jury trial. The group … Continue reading

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Belgian Heritage Center Grand Opening Saturday

The grand opening of historical exhibits at the Belgian Heritage Center in Namur Saturday marks the culmination of a long-held goal. The exhibits tell the settlement story of the thousands of Belgians who came to northeastern Wisconsin in the mid-1800’s. Ann Jinkins says they represent several years of planning, research and fundraising… The interpretive displays were created by local historians assisted by professional exhibit design … Continue reading

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Newport State Park Part of 12 Gem Challenge

A state park in Door County is one of a dozen parks in the state participating in the “12 Gem Challenge” launched Thursday by the Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources and Tourism, and the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks. People visiting Newport State Park and 11 other designated state properties can take a selfie at any and all of the designated locations, post it on … Continue reading

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DCVB Releases Winter Guide

The Door County Visitor Bureau has announced the release of its Winter Guide. A supplement to the tourism agency’s official visitor guide, the publication provides visitors with winter activities, maps, winter hours for area businesses, and events from November through March. The guide is available in hard copy at the Door County Welcome Center in Sturgeon Bay and other visitor centers, as well as at … Continue reading

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Search for New DCEDC Executive Director Generates 200 Resumes

The Door County Economic Development Corporation has provided an update on the search for a new executive director for the public/private agency based in Sturgeon Bay. Bill Chaudoir is retiring from the position he has held for some 25 years. The economic development corporation has engaged Diane Biersteker of Human Resources Consulting, LLC to coordinate the job search and the effort to find a new … Continue reading

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Nature Conservancy Awarded Grant to Control Invasive Species

A grant of $186,200 has been awarded to the Nature Conservancy as part of a two-year initiative to control invasive species and restore and enhance coastal wetlands within the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands Ramsar Site. The grant from the “Sustain Our Great Lakes” program will be matched with additional funding from the conservancy and the Ridges Sanctuary, as well as volunteer hours donated to the … Continue reading

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